Channel 4’s Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life to Return


Channel 4 has commissioned Wonderhood Studios to produce a second, expanded season of Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life.

The series follows patients and their clinical teams along their cancer journeys. The 4×60-minute second season includes new robotic operations on a range of tumors, as well as a focus on younger patients diagnosed with complex cancers.

Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life is once again being made with exclusive access to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and in partnership with the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Eve Kay, executive producer for Wonderhood Studios, said: “Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life provides jaw-dropping insight into the incredible skill and commitment of surgeons performing cutting edge, life-saving surgery, while also revealing their human side and the emotional journey they go on alongside their patients. We’re delighted to be reuniting with The Royal Marsden and Macmillan Cancer Support to bring viewers a second season of the series.”

Jonah Weston, commissioning editor for Channel 4, added: “Due to brilliant people like the surgeons at The Royal Marsden, science is making great strides in the fight against cancer. I’m thrilled audiences will get another chance to see them and their incredible patients as they tackle more life-saving and ground-breaking procedures.”

Dame Cally Palmer, chief executive of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are pleased that the Super Surgeons series will return for a second season, showcasing the innovative work, often funded by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, carried out by The Royal Marsden’s surgical team on a daily basis. The series offers viewers a unique window into specialist cancer surgery by both our patients and our surgeons, who push the boundaries of surgical techniques to save lives.”

Anthony Newman, director of brand and marketing at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “We’re delighted to be working with the Royal Marsden and Wonderhood on a second series of Super Surgeons. The first series played a vital role in highlighting how a cancer diagnosis is not just about what happens during treatment but the huge impact cancer can have on every aspect of a person’s life, including their relationships, work life, finances and more. As part of the upcoming Super Surgeons series, we hope to make even more people aware of the vital support available from Macmillan and that we are here to do whatever it takes to ensure people can live well after a diagnosis.”